Welcome to Workshops

Participate Assistive Technologies (PAT) Training 2017:

Participate Assistive Technologies (PAT) is an assistive technology service based in Hobart and Launceston. We provide assessment and therapy for clients and their carers, support workers, families and therapists, as well as training and education.

Information on training we are providing in 2017 is listed below. Please fill in the attached registration form if you want to attend any of the following workshops or express interest in the LAMP Introductory one day workshop.

As well as the training calendar dates below we can offer workshops, other customised training or consults on request. There is potential for workshops to be provided interstate.

PAT has Certified LAMP Professionals and Trainers and is a LAMP Centre of Excellence. See:

PAT also has Proloquo2go Trainers. See:

If you require further information please contact Participate Assistive Technologies on (03) 6238 1888 or email Peter Hockley (peterhockley@stgiles.org.au) or Bec Griffin (becgriffin@stgiles.org.au).

PAT Workshop Registration Form

TRAINING & WORKSHOP OUTLINES

LAMP Practical session – 3 hours

This training session is for people supporting LAMP users, including Parents, Teacher Aides, Teachers, Support Workers, Child Care workers & Therapists

The practical session will include:

-       A brief overview of LAMP theory and principles

-       Small group work to demonstrate and trial modelling and prompting in a 1:1 setting as well larger group/classroom settings

-       How to implement LAMP across different settings (home/child care/school/day service/therapy sessions)

-       Activities to complete in one-hit, transition and full LAMP vocabularies

-       Short demonstration of AAC Language Lab

LAMP Programming session – 3 hours

This session is for therapists and staff directly involved in LAMP implementation.  This session will include:

-       Programming skills – hiding and revealing vocabulary

-       When and how to progress from one-hit to transition and full LAMP vocabularies (theory and practice)

-       Video modelling – how this can be used as a learning tool

-       AAC language Lab – how this can be used to assist in the integration of LAMP to classroom and other settings

Proloquo2go Practical session – 3 hours

Proloquo2go (PLQ2go) was the first full featured Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) app developed for use on iDevices.  It was released in 2009 and since this time it has undergone many upgrades, including adding acapella (natural sounding) voices, optimised for iPad use, updated vocabulary sets/templates including core words, ability to link with social media and email and enabling altered access methods (switch).  This session will include a brief overview of PLQ2go history, the current version, placement of vocabulary and the benefits of motor planning.  We will look at basic communication templates vs core word templates as well as hands on practice with how to set up a user area, how to manage settings, how to customise vocabulary, how to back up and how to model and use aided language stimulation.

Expression of Interest for LAMP Introductory workshop

LAMP introductory workshop is a one day workshop aims to provide participants with knowledge on how and why the LAMP approach was developed and what the approach entails, along with using practical examples about how it can be implemented in therapy, schools, home and other environments. 

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication approach that enables individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal skills a way of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves with the use of a speech generating device.  The approach was developed by Cindy Halloran, Occupational Therapist; John Halloran, Speech Pathologist; and Mia Emerson, Speech Pathologist, based at the Center for AAC and Autism in Ohio, USA.  The approach consists of 5 key components which develop an individual’s language skills and works on the premise of learning motor patterns to access core words. See: http://www.aacandautism.com/

St Giles is the only provider in Australia certified to conduct the one day LAMP introductory workshop. Attendance at one day LAMP introductory workshop is required for people wishing to start the process of becoming a LAMP certified therapist.

If you are interested in this course please contact Peter Hockley and provide the following details:

  • Your name:
  • Your preferred email:
  • Preferred location (Hobart or Launceston):

Peter Hockley

Email: peterhockley@stgiles.org.au

Phone: 6238 1888

WORKSHOP DATES & INFORMATION

Proloquo2go Practical Workshop

Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: St Giles (HOBART), 11a Gant St, Lenah Valley, Tasmania

Minimum number: 10  Maximum number: 14

Cost: $80

Registration closing date: 1st July 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring iPad with Proloquo2go app if possible

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning LAMP (on Words for Life app or on Accent Speech Generating device) Practical Workshop

Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm  

Venue: St Giles (HOBART), 11a Gant St, Lenah Valley, Tasmania

Minimum number: 10     Maximum number: 14

Cost: $80

Registration closing date: 5th July 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring iPad with Words for Life app or Accent device if possible

Proloquo2go Practical Workshop

Date: Wednesday August 2nd 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: St Giles (LAUNCESTON), 65 Amy Rd, Newstead, Tasmania

Minimum number: 10   Maximum number: 14

Cost: $80

Registration closing date: 28th July 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring iPad with Proloquo2go app if possible

LAMP Programming Workshop

Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: St Giles (HOBART), 11a Gant St, Lenah Valley, Tasmania

Minimum number: 10   Maximum number: 15

Cost: $80

Registration closing date:  9th August 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring ipad with Words for Life app or Accent device if possible

 

LAMP Programming Workshop

Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: St Giles (HOBART), 11a Gant St, Lenah Valley, Tasmania

Minimum number: 10      Maximum number: 15

Cost: $80

Registration closing date:  9th August 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring ipad with Words for Life app or Accent device if possible

Certified LAMP introductory one day workshop

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017    

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: St Giles (HOBART), 11a Gant St, Lenah Valley, Tasmania 

Minimum number:  30         Maximum number: 40

Cost: $200

Registration closing date: 15th September 2017

Lunch, tea and coffee, and manual provided

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning LAMP (on Words for Life app or on Accent Speech Generating device) Practical Workshop

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Burnie (venue to be confirmed) Minimum number: 14           Maximum number: 20

Cost: $80

Registration closing date: 13th October 2017

Light refreshments will be provided

Bring iPad with Words for Life app or Accent device if possible